Lieutenant (Jean Roger) André DUBOIS

Photo - Françoise Dubois

André Dubois was born 19 May 1906 in Saint-Germain-du-Puch (33 ) France, one of the three sons of Jean Florent Dubois and Jeanne Dubois, née Poujet, both of French nationality.

When Dubois was nine years old, his family moved to Tours where he continued his schooling until commencing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in 1924.  From 1926 to 1928 he undertook his national service in the French Army, based in Niort.  Upon release from the army, as a telegraphist in the rank of Corporal, he started a car hire company, but in 1931 joined a plastics company as Head of Production.  In 1935 he worked in Berlin and on his return the same year, founded his own company for the recycling of petrol and oil.  He married Marcelle “Mimi” Meneau in 1938 and they had a daughter, Françoise, “FanFan”, the same year.  In 1939 he joined the Colombes-Goodrich tyre company in Paris before being called up on the outbreak of war. From September 1939 to July 1940 Dubois served as a Sergeant radio operator in the French Army.  After the capitulation of France he returned to his family in Tours, residing in the Rue du Petit Pré and from 1941 served as a representative for a pharmaceutical and veterinary supplies company. 

Dubois first became involved in Resistance work in the Saumur area for some ten months before, in July 1942, he was recruited in the field for radio work by Raymond Flower (Gaspard) of F Section’s MONKEYPUZZLE circuit......[Remainder of case study is complete - contact author for further details].

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